Chelsea 2-1 West Brom
Chelsea: Anelka 53, Malouda 83
West Brom: Long 4
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Chelsea (4-3-3): Hilario, Cole, Bosingwa, Terry, Alex (Ivanovic 66), Ramires, Lampard, Mikel, Torres (Drogba 59), Kalou (Malouda 35), Anelka.
Formation: AVB used the 4-3-3 for the 1st 35 minutes. After Malouda’s arrival, Chelsea seemed to be using a 4-1-3-2.
West Brom (4-3-3): Foster, Olsson, Shorey, Tamas, Tchoyi (Odemwingie 75), Morrison, Brunt, Reid, Mulumbu (Dorrans 87), Scharner, Long.
Formation: Roy Hodgson used the traditional 4-4-2 formation, although West Brom played a formation very similar to 4-5-1 when they did not have the ball.
Key Match Stats:
Man of the Match: Nicolas Anelka – he scored Chelsea’s first goal and came close on a few other occasions as well. His movement was good and was one of the few who became brighter as the match wore on.
Next Match: Saturday, 27 August 2011, Chelsea v Norwich, 15:00 (Barclays Premier League)
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